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Morning, folks!

Maybe the weirdest tweet I’ve ever seen from the local MSM came yesterday:


I’m just. I don’t know what to say. Up until yesterday, when Puljujarvi changed his number. did anyone know that his wearing 98 was a problem?

Just bizarre.

JP will have a new number this season. Perhaps that, combined with his almost fighting Alex Chiasson in practice, his improved English, or some other such nebulous, “do-this-to-please-me” BS will ingratiate him among the local scribes for his second tour:

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